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Ring announces global rollout of its video end-to-end encryption

End-to-end encryption setting in the Ring app

Ring launched a technical preview of end-to-end encryption (EE2E) for some of its video doorbells and security cameras earlier this year, providing an extra layer of security for customers. Today, the company announced that the feature has exited the preview phase and is available worldwide.

The security feature is designed to keep your video footages visible only on your enrolled mobile devices. Ring noted that, by default, it already encrypts videos that are either uploaded to the cloud or stored on its servers. Video E2EE is optional and customers can set it up from the Ring app.

It should be noted that the feature is live only for 13 Ring cameras listed below:

  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro
  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2
  • Ring Video Doorbell Elite
  • Ring Video Doorbell Wired
  • Ring Spotlight Cam Wired
  • Ring Spotlight Cam Mount
  • Stick Up Cam Elite (2nd Gen)
  • Stick Up Cam Wired (2nd Gen)
  • Indoor Cam
  • Ring Floodlight Cam (1st Gen)
  • Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro
  • Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus
  • Ring Stick Up Cam Plug-In (3rd Gen)

As things stand, E2EE doesn't support Ring's battery-powered video doorbells. Also, it works only with iOS 12 or later and Android 8 or higher. Finally, the feature works only with the Ring app version 5.34.0 or higher on iOS and 3.34.0 or higher on Android. For instructions on how to set up end-to-end encryption, you can head over to Ring's support page for the feature.

In addition to the security feature, Ring has added support for authenticator apps as a second method of authentication and started rolling out support for CAPTCHA to prevent unauthorized access in the Ring app.

Ring is also making it easier to transfer ownership of Ring devices without having to call customer support, thanks to a new automated self-service process. New owners will only have to scan a barcode on the device and follow the instructions to make sure the video streams from the previous owner's account are no longer shared.

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